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Re: Budd Hopkins

From: Carol Rainey <csrainey2.nul>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 13:54:35 -0500
Archived: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 07:06:44 -0500
Subject: Re: Budd Hopkins


>From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 16:28:38 +0100
>Subject: Re: Budd Hopkins

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 19:17:57 -0600
>>Subject: Re: Budd Hopkins

<snip>

>I think that you miss an important point that Jerry Clark, to
>the contrary, has well seen. It is a question of decency.

>You are talking about a man who has done a great amount of
>ground breaking research on abductions. It was, and still is, a
>difficult and risky task, requiring a lot of intelligence and
>courage among other things, and where one may be mistaken.

<snip>

>>My sole point, which I would have thought blindingly apparent to
>>any adult reader, is that an ex-spouse has his or her story, but
>>- as we have already seen - it isn't the only one to be told.

Yet again, we're back to the personal. I was talking about
research methods. I wasn't talking about one man. My entire
message is that the two primary alien abduction researchers are
using faulty, dangerous and deceptively distorted techniques.
That some of their subjects are getting hurt.  _Two_ guys and
their silent cohorts.

So that probably adds up to at least two dozen miscreants.

Decency... Nobody seems to decently care about the patients of
these two researchers. Nobody on this list seems to give a damn
about how Jacobs has damaged a young woman while she was
hypnotized by falsely placing in her mind the self-serving
diagnosis that she was profoundly mentally ill. This history
professor diagnosed  Ms. Woods with Multiple Personality
Disorder to save himself from an imaginary hybrid.

Decency requires people in this field to listen to him do it on
tape. Don't take my word for it.

Decency would require people in this field to give a damn that
one of the cases I worked on with Budd, "Dora," had been
diagnosed 3 years earlier by two abduction-friendly therapists
as suffering from severe mental illness--not alien abduction.
She needed to be treated for years of severe sexual and physical
abuse, not regressed into a spaceship or brought under hypnosis
to meet Ralph Nader and Colin Powell in cahoots with the aliens
or facilitate her paddling about in a vat of floating human body
parts.

Decency requires that "Dora" get the help she needed, not be
milked for her output of high strangeness.

You people have _not_ done the decent thing by these vulnerable
subjects and scores more. Yet the bearer of bad news is
the one you see as not decent.

Let me ask you, if Daddy's diddling the kids or Father John is
playing with little boys or Dr. Smith is manipulating hypnotized
patients into delivering the lurid story he wants for his book--
tell me, Mr. Bourdais, when _is_ a decent time to let the public
know?

The implication certainly seems to be, well... never.


Carol Rainey



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